We Love Environmental Art!

Here’s a peek at some of the environmental art we’ve been working on…you know…while we’ve also been painting a huge public mural and creating art for the recently passed art show. What can we say–we stay motivated, active and creative!

The two most recent rain barrels:

We didn't think one Keith Haring barrel was enough...

We didn’t think one Keith Haring barrel was enough…

The other side is almost complete!

The other side is almost complete! This one will be positioned near the first one, next to the path leading to “the hill.”

Finished Haring barrel number 2!

Finished Haring barrel number 2!

Another view...soon to be placed just outside of the multipurpose room!

Another view…soon to be placed just outside of the multipurpose room!

The front of the Mondrian barrel, facing the courtyard.

The front of the Mondrian barrel, facing the courtyard.

Mondrian inspired rain barrel-in place!

Mondrian inspired rain barrel from another view.

A third view of the Mondrian rain barrel, placed on "The Hill"

A third view of the Mondrian rain barrel, placed on “The Hill”

In our “spare time” we’ve also been painting garden signs for Schroder’s class garden. Nothing like adding a little color to a large patch of dirt!

Garden signs created for Schroder's class garden...look for the crops to go in the ground soon!

Look for the crops to go in the ground soon!

Garden signs in progress

Garden signs in progress

So far we've made 12, 4 to go!

So far we’ve made 12, 4 to go!

Environmental Art: Painting Rain Barrels

A painting by Keith Haring and one of the pieces that inspired our work!

A painting by Keith Haring and one of the pieces that inspired our work!

Here in the art class, we don’t just paint on paper (or on the walls), we also paint…rain barrels!!

As a continuation of Beautification Day and our environmental studies, the art students have been planning and painting rain barrels. These rain barrels will then be distributed around Alden Road’s campus to collect rain water. Once they collect some rain, we can use the rain water to water the vegetation all around our beautiful school!

We took this project a step further by looking at famous pieces of art for inspiration. In this post you will find pictures of some of the inspirational pieces as well as pictures of completed (or nearly completed) rain barrels! Enjoy!

We have a few more rain barrels in the works…so check back soon!

Another piece by Keith Haring. Can you tell which two figures we used in our rain barrel?

Another piece by Keith Haring. Can you tell which two figures we used in our rain barrel?

One side of the Haring-inspired rain barrel.

One side of the Haring-inspired rain barrel.

One side of the Haring barrel.

One side of the Haring barrel.

Third and final side of the Haring barrel.

Third and final side of the Haring barrel.

Haring barrel in place along the path leading from the multipurpose room to "The Hill."

Haring barrel in place along the path leading from the multipurpose room to “The Hill.”

The Haring barrel from another view...

The Haring barrel from another view…

This is a "Color Field Painting" by Mark Rothko, another piece that inspired our work.

This is a “Color Field Painting” by Mark Rothko, another piece that inspired our work.

Another Rothko piece.

Another Rothko piece.

Our Rothko barrel painted with warm colors.

Our Rothko barrel painted with warm colors.

Mondrian inspired rain barrel-in place!

Mondrian inspired rain barrel-in place!

Another view of the Mondrian rain barrel, placed on "The Hill"

Another view of the Mondrian rain barrel, placed on “The Hill”

The front of the Mondrian barrel, facing the courtyard.

The front of the Mondrian barrel, facing the courtyard.